The Little Apple® Music Festival
Saturday, August 2, 2014 * Larry Norvell Band Shell * Manhattan City Park
5- 6 pm: Jazz Combo
7-8 pm: Noah Hoehn
8-9 pm: Samantha Fish
9-10:30 pm: The Steel Wheels
Acoustic Americana Roots
Family Friendly Area
||Sister Act Face Painting
||Say Cheez Photo Booth
||Sun Johnson Balloon artist
||Wildcat 91.9 Radio Station
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Jazz Brunch at Bluestem Bistro
Jazz Combo featuring Dr. Wayne Goins
As part of Rhythm and Brews Weekend
Rhythm and Brews Weekend Events
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In 2000, the K-State Student Union Program Council (UPC) partnered with the Midnight Blue Jazz Quintet and the International Association for Jazz Education to showcase jazz in Manhattan.
In 2005, the K-State Student Union Program Council and the Manhattan, Kansas Parks & Recreation Department worked together to form the first Little Apple® Jazz Festival.
For the second year in a row we are offering the Little Apple® Music Festival, which will still feature jazz at its core, but also offer Rock, New Blues, Blues Rock, and Acoustic Americana Roots, in order to appeal to a wide variety of audience members. This year's festival will be part of the Arts in the Park series and held in conjunction with Rhythm and Brews.
Last year's festival attracted more than 2,000 people. The festival also aims to attract out-of-towners to show off Manhattan, Kansas, the Little Apple®! We strive to showcase four or five bands, including this year's headliner, The Steel Wheels, which is brought to us by the Manhattan Convention & Visitor's Bureau. The headlining bands for the 2005-2013 festivals were: were Kevin Mahogany, Kathy Kosins, Ron Gutierrez, Lisa Henry, Les Lankhorst, Roxi Copland, and CJ Manning & Company, Panorama, and County Road 5, respectively. There will be two stages at the festival and a family-friendly area featuring a photo booth, balloon artist, and face painters. There will be food vendors too. It's an event that appeals to the whole family.
About the Festival